Research

Plant protection

Research

FytoFend S.A. develops its research activities along two parallel axes

Optimization of elicitor production

In addition to its industrial facilities, FytoFend has a pilot unit and a proven expertise in oligosaccharides production. The processes are constantly optimized and quality control relies on up-to-date technologies (NMR, Maldi-ToF, HPLC-PAED, ELISA, …).

Study of the mode of action of elicitors

In collaboration with the University of Namur and several other research institutes, FytoFend studies the induction of plant defense mechanisms. The goal is to increase the efficacy and the range of use of its elicitors. Techniques include, among others, transcriptomics, proteomics and GC-MS for laboratory bio-assays as well as efficacy trials under greenhouse and in field.
Fytofend - Pioneering Biological Alternatives
Fytofend - Pioneering Biological Alternatives